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A simple little book full of big things...
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
What can I say about Gavin Wallace? A kilt wearing, whiskey drinking Scotsman is always near and dear to my heart, as I have been married to one for almost 44 years. I loved his patience. I loved is complete acceptance of his feelings, even though he had not been looking for them. I loved that his brogue got thicker with anger and/or lust. Gavin does not get angry often, so there's a little tease for you. His curses were some of the best things I've ever read!
Chloe is just good. So good. A brown skinned beauty with thighs of wonder and a heart of gold. And fear. Fear of letting herself fall and fear of how a vampire/human relationship could work. She's at the age where she wants to build her life and fill it with the things she loves. You know. Adulting. She is still building up her self-confidence. Gavin was the perfect ego stroker...
I love the similarities of Gavin and Chloe to Gio and B. Having the Italian and librarian share the same concerns and fears could be very helpful to Gavin and Chloe in the future. To see Gio and B with baby, nanny and all the baggage of being new parents made me laugh loudly. There's just something about getting under the suave Italian's skin that I find funny.
I sat down in my comfy chair yesterday afternoon with a fuzzy throw and a glass of Scotch in order to set the mood for Gavin and Chloe. Three hours later:
This simple book might be thin in pages, but don't let it fool you. It is thick in content: Angst, laughter, drama, politics, family dysfunction and STEAMY scenes. You know. Reality
The Devil and the Dancer is an amuse bouche. A small appetizer of what I hope will be a second novella of the main course. It left me wanting more. I'm still hungry for more of this absolutely lovely couple.
To say The Devil and the Dancer is a slow burn is an understatement. After all, Gavin has been waiting a year. We've seen Gavin and Chloe around the Elemental World for a while and I am ecstatic to see PART of their story fully fleshed. These characters deserved this story. I cannot wait to see where Elizabeth takes them and the momentous decisions Gavin and Chloe will have to face.
This simple little book is full of big things. It carries a big punch and is another fine example of Elizabeth Hunter's skills.